Nanas, Papas, and Friends: Share the Joy of Reading with Children

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Rebekah Richey

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Nanas, Papas and Friends share the joy of reading on a one-to-one basis with students in either the Boys and Girls Club or at Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School in Sanford. We welcome all who have become Dividends (fancy word for being a volunteer) ( We read with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and special needs children on Wednesday mornings from 9:15-11:00 one-on-one. Some of us tutor children in the Reading Acceleration Program (RAP) created to help first or second graders who are reading below grade level. We read Tuesday-Friday afternoons from 3:30-6:00 at the Boys and Girls Club. Rebekah will meet you to connect you with one child at a time to tutor and mentor. These children who may be struggling readers are greatly encouraged and make significant progress when caring people who love reading are there to show them they believe in them. Come Join us! This program which began out of Northland 18 years ago has a positive impact for everyone involved. The students develop a love of reading, teachers appreciate having additional help, and volunteers know that their effort makes a difference.